In 2020, the National Trust African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund launched the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative through a partnership with the National Endowment for Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and others. The Initiative is empowering HBCUs with the resources to protect, preserve and leverage their historic campuses, buildings, and landscapes, ensuring these academic institutions and symbols of African American pride are preserved to inspire and educate future generations. A discussion of HBCU Presidents highlights the legacy of HBCUs, the importance of preserving their historic assets and campuses and how they are addressing the challenges impacting these important cultural landscapes.